CHAPEL HILL – On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7 PM, Michael G. Neece will provide insider knowledge about NASA astronauts training at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center during the 1960s and 70s. Neece will share some of his research from his upcoming books and documentary film about Morehead, focusing on the director of the planetarium at that time, Tony Jenzano. This event is hosted by the Chapel Hill Astronomical & Observational Society (CHAOS) at Morehead’s Science Stage.
CHAPEL HILL – Since 2005, the North Carolina LEGO Users Group has put on LEGO-palooza at Morehead Planetarium & Science center. Intricate LEGO exhibits are displayed throughout the building for a weekend -- scenes of outer space, trains, amusement parks, city landmarks and more! There is something for everyone to enjoy. LEGO-palooza will also have LEGO activities so kids can come up with their own creation. The hours are:
CHAPEL HILL – This January, Morehead and the Carrboro Yoga Company present: Yoga Under the Stars. Start the New Year mindfully in Morehead’s GlaxoSmithKline Full Dome Theater, beneath an array of stars. There will be four yoga sessions, each with a different feel to create a unique, immersive environment.
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CHAPEL HILL – Partnering with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting Night Lights, a day of New Year’s Eve activities for kids of all ages on Sunday, December 31st from 2pm-6pm. There will be games, shows in the GSK Fulldome Theater, Science LIVE! performances, and photo booth fun. The day ends with a New Year’s countdown. Tickets are SOLD OUT for our individual shows, but all other activities are free and open to the public! Feel free to stop by for the games, Science LIVE!
CHAPEL HILL – On Friday, November 17 from 7PM-midnight, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will host our annual philanthropic black-tie event, the Jupiter Ball. Join us for an evening of fine food, stargazing, dancing, and honored guests for a good cause. All proceeds benefit the Jupiter Ball Fund, which grants scholarships to eligible schools around North Carolina to visit Morehead.
CHAPEL HILL— To celebrate International Science Center & Science Museum Day, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will open its doors to the public on November 10th for a special Friday from 10AM-3:30PM. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy celestial programming in the planetarium, live science demonstrations, and the current exhibit “Firsts in Flight,” celebrating historic African-American contributions to aviation and spaceflight.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center partners with GSK to bring hands-on science to Boys and Girls Clubs throughout North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL— Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is partnering with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), to engage more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the first of its kind STEM vehicle called “Science On Your Street.”
CHAPEL HILL, September, 12, 2017 – On Friday, September 15, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting 'The Future of VR in Education.' This event will begin with a VR demonstration in Morehead's fulldome theater at 5 p.m. and move onto a panel discussion from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
CHAPEL HILL, April, 3, 2017 – “#TakeUpSpace” is Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s $5.2 million building project to reimagine the North Carolina icon as a modern-day, technology-advanced science hub, to be unveiled at a launch party Thursday, April 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC. More than 200 invited community stakeholders are expected to attend.